Aarhus University turns 88 years on 9 September.
Aarhus University was founded on 11 September 1928, and holds a celebration every year to commemorate the event. We invite not only the university staff but also our partners, whose support for Aarhus University is invaluable.
The annual celebration 2016 will take place on 9 September
The celebration starts in the afternoon in the Main Hall on Ndr. Ringgade with speeches, an anniversary lecture, music, the conferral of honorary doctorates, and the presentation of scholarships and awards. The afternoon event will be streamed live on au.dk so that everyone has the chance to watch what’s going on.
In the evening the party continues at the Concert Hall Aarhus, with a buffet for our external partners. At 8 pm there is a concert for staff and external partners in the Concert Hall’s Store Sal, led by Peter Vuust and Per Christian Frost. After the concert, snacks and wine will be served for all our guests in the foyer.
On the same day, the students will be celebrating their sports day and Denmark’s largest Friday bar in the University Park, with specially themed bars, activities and concerts.
Rector Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen and Aarhus University Distinguished Alumna 2012 Birgit Storgaard Madsen
Rector Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen and Aarhus University Distinguished Alumna 2011 Lene Vestergaard Hau
Rector Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen and Aarhus University Distinguished Alumnus 2010 Nils Smedegaard Andersen
General Secretary of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Aarhus University Distinguished Alumnus 2009
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik, Aarhus University Distinguished Alumnus 2008